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Management Buyouts – An Overlooked Option for Business Owners Looking to Sell

When business owners looking to sell their company, one option often overlooked is a management buyout (MBO). An MBO is when the existing management team ...
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Should You Take on a Business Partner? The Pros and Cons

Deciding whether or not to take on a business partner can be a tough call for entrepreneurs. On one hand, having someone to share the ...
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The Risks and Rewards of Using KPIs to Drive Business Growth

KPIs to drive business growth holds tremendous potential benefits but also risks for leaders seeking to spur their organisation's growth. When thoughtfully developed and adaptatively ...
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Understanding the 2023 Changes to National Insurance Contributions

In the 2023 Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced a reduction in the main rates of National Insurance Contributions (NIC). These changes impact both practice employees ...
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Why Every Small Business Needs a Small Business Accountant

Effectively managing a small business demands adeptness, adaptability, and resilience, akin to navigating a demanding and ever-shifting landscape. Entrepreneurs, often wearing countless hats and juggling ...
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Making Sense of the NHS Pension Remedy: Do I Need an Advisor?

The government has confirmed that compensation will be available where an NHS Pension Scheme member (GP, Consultant, or other NHS member) has suffered "financial loss" ...
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What Expenses Can UK Landlords Deduct From Rental Income?

Allowable expenses help reduce your taxable profit, which in turn cuts your rental income tax bill. However, the rules on deductions depend on your property ...
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Demystifying Employee Ownership Trusts

Across the UK, a dynamic shift is taking place within the business landscape, empowering employees more than ever before. One of the most prominent drivers ...
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Property Watch – December 2023 UK residential property transactions

Property Watch. In this insight, we look at the UK residential property transactions for UK housing market for the year to 31 December 2023 with ...
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How To Implement A New Piece Of Software

Implement A New Piece Of Software. Small and medium-sized companies in Britain eyeing a new technology solution would do well to thoroughly assess business needs ...
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How Do Xero and QuickBooks Compare for UK Small Businesses?

Xero and QuickBooks (QB) stand out as two leading accounting software options suited for small and medium enterprises in the UK. Comparing functionality, ease of ...
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What Are Allowable Business Expenses for Tax Purposes?

What exactly counts as an allowable business expenses for tax. As a business owner in the UK, you likely incur many different expenses related to ...
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How to Create an 18-Month Cash Flow Forecast for Your Business

How Can an 18-Month Cash Flow Forecast Help My Business? Creating an 18-month cash flow forecast serves several useful purposes: Identify future cash shortages - ...
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How to Choose the Best ERP System: 9 Must-Have Buying Considerations

What core functionality should an ERP system include. Assessing ERP against current workflows spanning finance, HR, manufacturing, inventory and more proves essential. Script demos across ...
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How To Choose the Best CRM Software: 8 Key Buying Considerations

8 essential buying criteria to evaluate when determining the best CRM software tailored to your unique workflows and commercial objectives.
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The Side Gig Boom: What You Need to Know About Taxes

Side gigs have exploded in popularity in the UK just as much as elsewhere. With the cost of living rising faster than incomes, more and ...
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Navigating the Financial Labyrinth: Why You Need a Chartered Accountant

At Ballards LLP, we take immense pride in being chartered accountants – individuals who not only possess deep financial expertise but also adhere to the ...
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Important NHS Pension Deadlines Looming for GPs

NHS Pension Deadlines for submitting the Annual Certificate of Pensionable Profits (Type 1 Certificate) for the 2022/23 pension year has been extended to 31 March ...
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Dealing with NHS Pension Payment Problems as a GP

It's no secret that many GPs across the UK are increasingly frustrated with ongoing NHS Pension Payment Problems. Pension records often seem to lag behind, ...
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Top 5 Cybersecurity Do’s & Don’ts: Expert Tips from Bal Siyan

As cybersecurity concerns continue to evolve, the Security team at Ballards LLP is committed to helping our clients stay safe and secure online. These practical ...
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The Critical Importance of Cybersecurity for UK Businesses

In our technologically driven world, the importance of cybersecurity has become critical for all types of organisations across the United Kingdom. As more and more ...
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Most Common Tax Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

At Ballards LLP, we're passionate about guiding businesses and individuals towards tax-efficient success. We've seen our fair share of common tax mistakes, and today, we're ...
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How To Register A Limited Company

If you are looking for information on how to register a limited company, this comprehensive step- to- step guide provides all the key steps you ...
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Key Tax Changes Coming in 2024

As we start 2024, there are several notable Tax changes coming in 2024 that will impact individuals and businesses when the new 2024/25 tax year ...
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How to Get Employee Buy-in for New System Implementations

New system implementations or process can lead to major improvements in efficiency and productivity. However, without proper planning and communication, these changes can also face ...
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What are the Stages to Managing a Project

If you're managing a project, it's important to have a solid project management process in place to ensure success. Breaking down project management into key ...
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Making Tax Efficient Donations Through Your Limited Company

Donating to charity can benefit society and feel rewarding. What you may not realise is that making charitable contributions through your limited company can also ...
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Cyber Threats Increasingly Targeting UK Schools

Primary and Secondary Schools across the UK are facing a growing cyber threats, according to new research. The study found that primary and secondary schools ...
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Spotting trouble before it’s too late: How to identify project risks proactively

Project success hinges on getting ahead of project risks before they escalate into costly crises. Yet most initiatives still rely on reactionary approaches centred on ...
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Property Watch – November 2023 UK residential property transactions

Property Watch. In this insight, we look at the UK residential property transactions for UK housing market for the year to 30 November 2023 with ...
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Claiming Your Company Holiday Party for Tax Relief

The holiday season delivers festive fun for staff bonding and celebrating successes from the past year. For small business owners, throwing a holiday party also ...
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Why Digital Transformation is No Longer Optional for Your Business

In today's digital age, embracing technology is no longer a perk - it's a necessity. Businesses of all sizes across every industry are facing a ...
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Finding the Perfect Fit: How to Choose the Right Accountant for Your Business?

As a business owner, you wear many hats. You're the CEO, the marketer, the salesperson, and sometimes even the cleaner. But when it comes to ...
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Starting a Medical Practice: Key Responsibilities for First-Time Business Owners

As a physician opening your own medical practice for the first time, you have clinical responsibilities to provide quality care to your patients. But running ...
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Why Doctors Should Consider a Limited Company?

Doctors, in addition to their commitment to patient care, often find themselves navigating the complexities of their professional paths. One decision that can significantly impact ...
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Preparing for Due Diligence: Ensuring You and Your Business are Ready for Sale

Preparing for Due Diligence. When selling a business, due diligence (DD) is one of the most critical yet often overlooked aspects of the process. DD ...
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What Happens if You Have an Overdrawn Director’s Loan Account? Consequences and Steps to Take

Overdrawn Director’s Loan Account. A director’s loan account (DLA) allows company directors to easily withdraw funds or make personal expense payments using company money, with ...
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Subcontractor VAT Compliance and CIS Changes for Gross Payment Status

Subcontractor VAT Compliance and CIS Changes for Gross Payment Status. The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) in the UK is set to undergo notable changes starting ...
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Common Bookkeeping Errors and How to Avoid Them

Common Bookkeeping Errors and How to Avoid Them. Maintaining organised and accurate financial records is a critical yet often overlooked part of running a successful ...
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Why Investing In Project Management Pays Off

Leadership teams invest big in projects for innovation and performance, but 40% fail. Instead of blaming market changes or tech, the real problem is often ...
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Exploring Diverse Sources of Startup Capital

Sources of Startup Capital. Funding is essential for starting and growing a business. There are many different sources that entrepreneurs can access to obtain the ...
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Paying Tax On Cryptocurrency

Paying Tax On Cryptocurrency. The United Kingdom's tax authority, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), is cracking down on cryptocurrency investors who have failed to ...
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Why projects fail: Identifying the root causes

Organisations annually invest substantial resources into high-profile projects that hold the promise of transforming operations, sparking innovation, and unlocking value. However, despite their potential, many ...
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Property Watch – October 2023 UK residential property transactions

Property Watch. In this insight, we look at the UK residential property transactions for UK housing market for the year to 30 October 2023 with ...
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Using Technology to Drive Hyper Personalisation

Hyper Personalisation. The COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses across sectors to rapidly change how they operate, including drastically pivoting marketing and communications strategies. Chief marketing officers ...
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Human Capital and Its Value to Organisations

Human Capital and Its Value to Organisations. Human capital refers to the skills, knowledge, and experience possessed by employees of an organisation. The concept recognises ...
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Xero Accounting Software – A Powerful Solution for Small Businesses

Financial management is critical to the success of any small business or start-up. Without effective systems to track income, expenses, accounts receivable and payable, and ...
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10 key performance indicators (KPIs) for owner-managed businesses

key performance indicators (KPIs) for owner-managed businesses. Owner-managed businesses have a need to closely track performance and profitability. Having measurable key performance indicators (KPIs) in ...
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Navigating the Tax Labyrinth: Should You Use an Accountant for Your Tax Return?

In the intricate world of taxes, navigating the maze of forms, deductions, and credits can be a daunting task, often leaving individuals questioning whether to ...
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How to Develop a Digital Transformation Strategy?

In the age of digital disruption, businesses are scrambling to adapt and reinvent themselves. Digital transformation is no longer an option; it's a necessity for ...
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